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Source: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Thomas Bareiß, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, and the Danish Climate Minister Dan Jørgensen today signed an agreement on solidarity support in the event of a gas supply crisis in the presence of EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson. Germany and Denmark are once again demonstrating their special relationship and are setting a good example: The German-Danish agreement is the first to be signed across Europe. On the occasion of the signing, the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Peter Altmaier, said: “The security of supply in Europe is important. In the unlikely event of an extreme gas shortage, we have defined in the agreement how Denmark and Germany can help each other quickly. This is an important signal, not least in the current pandemic, because solidarity is what sets us apart and makes us strong in the EU. I therefore warmly welcome the agreement signed today and hope that many other Member States, Denmark and Germany, will soon follow suit. I am pleased that the European Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, took part in our event and praised the German-Danish agreement as a model for future solidarity agreements. ”Jørgensen:“ Denmark very much welcomes this agreement on gas distribution and supply with Germany. We are the first two European countries to conclude this type of agreement for the benefit of our citizens and we hope that this will encourage other Member States to do the same. This agreement is a great example of European solidarity that will ensure gas and heat supplies for the citizens of both countries. It also underlines the close relationships and good cooperation between Germany and Denmark in the energy sector. ”With the agreement, Germany and Denmark are complying with the implementation of the amended European regulation on secure gas supplies. The regulation aims to further reduce the dependence of individual EU member states on gas deliveries from outside Europe and to increase their resilience to delivery failures. For the so-called solidarity case, solidarity gas deliveries are intended as a last resort in the event of an extreme gas shortage to ensure the supply of households, district heating systems and basic social facilities in the ailing member state. The regulation obliges all member states whose gas networks are connected directly or via a third country to conclude bilateral agreements on solidarity gas supplies.

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